Spanish Splendor

by christian94 | created - 18 Feb 2013 | updated - 03 Dec 2018 | Public

Best Spanish Films since the year 2000

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1. Broken Embraces (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

76 Metascore

Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo, José Luis Gómez

Votes: 36,802 | Gross: $5.01M

2. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 26,552 | Gross: $1.49M

3. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 90,596 | Gross: $12.90M

4. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

A television actress encounters a variety of eccentric characters after embarking on a journey to discover why her lover abruptly left her.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 33,064 | Gross: $7.18M

6. The Sea Inside (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 126 min | Biography, Drama

74 Metascore

The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas, Mabel Rivera

Votes: 74,483 | Gross: $2.09M

7. Marshland (2014)

TV-MA | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

Two cops lost in the deep south of Spain. One serial killer to catch. A lot of secrets and lies of discover.

Director: Alberto Rodríguez | Stars: Javier Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo, María Varod, Perico Cervantes

Votes: 27,911

8. Princesas (2005)

109 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Friendship and love in the world of prostitution in Madrid.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Candela Peña, Micaela Nevárez, Mariana Cordero, Llum Barrera

Votes: 4,697 | Gross: $0.03M

9. En la ciudad sin límites (2002)

Unrated | 125 min | Drama

70 Metascore

Victor is a man who gets to Paris to join his family around their seriously ill father, Max. As the chance of selling the family business begins to disrupt the family relationships, Victor ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Hernández | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Geraldine Chaplin, Ana Fernández

Votes: 1,828

10. REC (2007)

R | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

69 Metascore

A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying.

Directors: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza | Stars: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso

Votes: 157,914

11. Sleep Tight (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

You wake day after day to the comfort and security of your home. But how safe is it really?

Director: Jaume Balagueró | Stars: Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Alberto San Juan, Petra Martínez

Votes: 35,441

12. Life Marks (2003)

127 min | Drama

Fito, a compulsive gambler, married with a son, has long time without seeing his older brother Pedro. Pedro come back alone to pass some time with his brother. This short and banal visit is going to change their lives.

Director: Enrique Urbizu | Stars: May Pascual, Gabriel Moreno, Alfonso Torregrosa, Martín Mujica

Votes: 415

13. Cell 211 (2009)

113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.

Director: Daniel Monzón | Stars: Luis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines, Manuel Morón

Votes: 61,140

14. Agnosia (2010)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

Joana Prats suffers from agnosia, a strange neuropsychological illness that affects her perception. Although her eyes and ears are in perfect condition, her brain cannot interpret the ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Mira | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Félix Gómez, Bárbara Goenaga, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 1,354

15. Os fenómenos (I) (2014)

99 min | Drama

A woman rebuilds her life in Galicia and finds work as a construction worker, after her husband abandons her.

Director: Alfonso Zarauza | Stars: Lola Dueñas, Luis Tosar, Juan Carlos Vellido, Ledicia Sola

Votes: 202

16. Things I Never Told You (1996)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ann's boyfriend calls her from Prague. Twenty-five days after leaving her at the airport, he confesses he does not love her any more and that he is with another girl. Ann calls a telephone ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Lili Taylor, Peggy West, Leslie Mann

Votes: 1,216

17. Nico and Dani (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.

Director: Cesc Gay | Stars: Fernando Ramallo, Jordi Vilches, Marieta Orozco, Esther Nubiola

Votes: 5,814 | Gross: $0.35M

18. Everybody Knows (2018)

R | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

Laura, a Spanish woman living in Buenos Aires, returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her two children to attend her sister's wedding. However, the trip is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, Eduard Fernández

Votes: 24,241 | Gross: $2.66M

19. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 33,376

20. 100 metros (2016)

108 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

Based on true events, a Spanish man with multiple sclerosis who tried to finish an Iron-Man competition despite he was told that he could not make 100 meters.

Director: Marcel Barrena | Stars: Dani Rovira, Karra Elejalde, Alexandra Jiménez, David Verdaguer

Votes: 4,234

21. Cuatro estaciones (2010 TV Movie)

84 min | Comedy

All it takes is picking up the phone, dialing a number, and in barely half an hour, you'll have a guy in a red outfit standing at your doorstep with a pizza in his hand. Who's that guy ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Barrena | Stars: Leticia Dolera, David Verdaguer, Iván Morales, Carles Torrens

Votes: 76

22. Little World (2012)

Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Albert and Anna use to travel around the world without money and in a wheelchair. Now they want to conquer their craziest challenge: to reach the other side of the planet, from Barcelona to New Zealand.

Director: Marcel Barrena | Stars: Albert Casals, Anna Socías, Àlex Casals, Mont Serradó

Votes: 258



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